Let's Help Yoda

On March 6th, 2018, 2 masses were found on Conrad’s dog, Yoda. One of them, the size of an egg, was removed from his throat area. After a biopsy was performed on the mass, it was confirmed that the mass was cancerous, and Yoda was officially diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma . On April 3rd, it was reconfirmed by a specialist after necessary blood work was performed.  Unfortunately, Yoda does not have pet insurance that will cover his intended treatment plan.

Lymphosarcoma  is a cancer of lymphocytes (a type of blood cell) and lymphoid tissues. Lymphoid tissue is normally present in many places in the body including lymph nodes, spleen, liver, gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow.


There’s no need to explain why we should help Conrad during this difficult time. Conrad is one of the hardest working people I know; always over-delivering and taking on much more than he is asked to do - sometimes to a point where he neglects self care because he gives every project his all.  Seeing him take in king Yoda was something beautiful to watch.

Yoda quickly, if not instantaneously, helped Conrad on so many levels - he is an incredibly loving and sweet dog. I could see it inspire Conrad to take care of himself in a way I haven't seen - just mentally knowing Conrad cared about a living thing this way has been something nice to see.

The outlook suprisingly looks good on Yoda's treatment plan, so this is why I've decided to make this. It’s our turn to support our friend(s) through this unforgiving time. Truly, FUCK cancer.

Recommended treatment for Yoda would be chemotherapy, specifically a treatment called CHOP.  Incorporating several injectable and oral drugs (Lasparaginase, vincristine, Cytoxan, prednisone, and doxorubicin), given on a more-or-less weekly basis for a period of several months. Each drug works to kill the lymphoma cells in a different way, and the drugs are alternated to prevent or delay the onset of lymphoma cell resistance and reduce the incidence of side effects. Most dogs with multicentric lymphoma that are treated with a multi-drug (CHOP) protocol typically respond well to chemotherapy with 80-90% of them achieving clinical remission. This fundraiser will cover a majority of the total cost of treatment including future x-rays, checkups.
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Jacob Cooper 
Los Angeles, CA
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